Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
This must be alpha, the dog your having trouble bonding with?
Well first off, don't isolate him from the rest of the pack at nite. Could be stress because you've isolated him AND from other posts of yours I've read, basically done nothing with him since you got him and now are trying to bond with him.
You need to start OVER with housebreaking, he doesn't "know" it's wrong, no yelling, no rubbing noses in it, do NOTHING but pick it up and blame yourself for because he hasn't been shown it's not acceptable.
Thoroughly clean the bedroom he's been shut in, (a dog will continously go back to the same spot if it is not cleaned thoroughly)
Mine are on pretty much a schedule, and I know Alpha isn't still a young young puppy, outside first thing in the morning, eat breakfast, back out,, they may have to pee a couple times during the day, eat dinner at 4-5pm, back out, and again out before bedtime, 9-10 o clock.
Get him on a schedule, at this point, no I don't think he'll have to poop right after eating, he's an older puppy now, he can most likely hold itand/or doesn't have to go, for a few hours after eating..
Go outside with him ! Encourage him to 'go potty',,reward, praise for GOOD potties outside,,if you want to build some type of relationship with this dog, he needs to associate only GOOD things coming from you, not negative or 'bad things'.
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